Along the west coast of the Hudson Bay in the town of Churchill, Manitoba is where you will find the Port of Churchill, the only Arctic seaport throughout Canada. From this Port and its prime location, many different types of exports are shipped from here and many imports come in allowing ocean trade to be successful in Western Canada.
Grain, manufactured, mining and forest products leave from the Port of Churchill and ores, minerals, steel, fertilizer, gas products and a large supply of building materials are brought in. Four large berths are available here which is ample room for ships to easily pull in and out of Churchill.
International locations like Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East all receive shipments from the Port of Churchill as it is ideally located. This is the quickest form of transportation for these locations to receive stuff and one of the cheapest methods.
The Hudson Bay Railway works with the Port of Churchill and with the large elevator on the premises the work of loading ships and rail cars is done at an incredibly fast pace. In October of 2007, the first ocean shipment arrived from Russia at the Port of Churchill, Manitoba which is a huge step in the right direction.
Due to the ice that takes over the waters of the Hudson Bay around Churchill, Manitoba in the winter, the shipping season usually comes to a halt at the start of November. From November until the middle of July, the Hudson Bay can be impossible to cross at times. Mass production must be done during the four months that water vessels can travel easily and the Port of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada becomes a very busy place.
Port of Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay in the town of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
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